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Posted 29 October 2003 - 06:22 AM
I searched the Yahoo web site for an answer, and they don't seem particularly clear on this issue.
Posted 29 October 2003 - 09:16 AM
I would say that if you want to list in yahoo the regular old english one will have the most broad distribution. I believe you can submit to multiple directories, but you will have multiple fees.
things you should consider are
is this link worth its price ($299/yr for US commercial links) - many times it is not
what audience is my target audience
what language is my default site setting
if I add multiple links it would be a good idea to have the listing in the same language as that directory
also the general yahoo directory listings show up in the regional results when they search all of yahoo - I believe this is the default setting on many of the regional directory searches
Posted 29 October 2003 - 06:46 PM
I have no experience of yahoo.fr, but I do know that, if you want to appear in English language versions of Yahoo!, then your best route in is through the yahoo.uk interface. You pay £199 as a one time fee (as opposed to the $299 ANNUAL fee in yahoo.com) and you get included in the yahoo.com listing anyway. It's a bargain!
Posted 30 October 2003 - 08:02 AM
A big reason for the client to submit to Yahoo! was to get the boost in page ranking. Is there any difference between a link from the .co.uk directory and a yahoo.com listing in regard to that? Or are there even two separate directories? Do all Yahoo sites share a directory?
Posted 30 October 2003 - 04:51 PM
The pagerank is higher in the US directory than in the other ones, because Yahoo.com is the central hub for yahoo!
Posted 30 October 2003 - 05:24 PM
Are you certain that a listing in yahoo.co.uk will have the same effect as submitting to yahoo.com?
I'm pretty sure that is true for a .co.uk domain, but I've never compared the page rank of .co.uk domains in both directories, simply because I think page rank is a pretty iffy tool anyway!
If my memory serves me right, I think Barry Lloyd (makemetop) also posted here about this very topic a while back, so you might want to do a search and see what he said, because he knows a lot more than me about SEO!
Posted 21 November 2003 - 06:31 AM
I sent my question off to Yahoo! themselves, and they responded (thank you, Yahoo!) :
Yahoo! told me that the site was NOT more likely to be rejected by Yahoo UK compared to Yahoo.com. This was in response to my letter below explaining the specific conditions for my submission:
"I want to submit a commericaial .com site to Yahoo UK, but am unsure if I am supposed to submit it to Yahoo UK or Yahoo.com. The site has an English version and meets all the listed UK submission guidelines. However, the site has to do with a vacation rentals company in COUNTRY X. The business is not located in the UK. The site doesn't specifically mention the UK, but more clients for the business come from the UK than from the US. Which Yahoo directory is more appropriate?
Don't want to pay for an express submission to the wrong directory."
And the story has a happy ending. The submission WAS accepted by Yahoo UK.
So there is my experience. I hope it can be useful to others facing the same choice.
Posted 03 December 2003 - 01:46 AM
One listing for many sites. Works for me.
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